Sermon on the parable of the talents found in the New Testament book of Matthew. This message was given on October 9, 2005 at Christian House Baptist Chapel in Aliquippa, PA. Topics: gifts, abilities, talents, Bible, parable, Jesus, Christianity, God, church
Dig Deeper into Jesus' parable about the Laborers in the Vineyard from Matthew 20:1-16. You can also get this as an audio file (stream/download/podcast) via our web site www.journeyoflife.org Topics: laborers, vineyard, jesus, parable, matthew 20, john C. Rallison
Mustard seeds are tiny, apparently insignificant. But they grow into large, nearly tree-like bushes, sometimes 8 feet or taller. In the kingdom of God, apparently insignificant things can grow large and produce great fruit, from the life of Jesus to the life of his followers to the idea seeds the Holy Spirit plants in our minds. Topics: mustard, seeds, mustard seed, parable, jesus, lake nona, orlando, florida
In these two parables, Jesus illustrates some principles of the Kingdom of God to take into account: 1) It's not our job to judge who is in and who is out and 2) we must not forget that there will someday be a sorting between heaven and hell that each person will face. These truths offer us the freedom to live non-judgmental lives and the responsibility of sharing about the kingdom of God with others. Explore these parables with Pastor John in this sermon. Topics: wheat, weeds, parable, kingdom of God, lcms, lutheran, lake nona, orlando, florida
This parable could be summarized like this, "Oh, that's normal. Hmm. That's odd. Oh, now I get it. What??? No way!!!" Jesus said the kingdom of heaven is like a guy who hires workers for his vineyard and then treats them in a manner you would not predict. Explore this parable and its implications for your life as we continue our series exploring what it means to live in the kingdom of God. Topics: parable, workers, vineyard, laborers, matthew 20:1-16, sermon, message, justice
This parable of the prodigal son who has returned home is accepted by the father but, not so much by his brother. There are comparisons to our families and the Church. "Giving in" to the things of the world is the wrong answer. It'll never be right to do wrong. Sermon Ref: Luke 15:11-32 Topics: Lighthouse Baptist Church, Chapel Hill NC, Mark Hall, Sermon, Independent Fundamental Baptist,...